Heartland RV plans hiring 400 in northern Indiana

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Posted: Nov 17, 2009 12:07 PM

A recreational vehicle company based in northern Indiana plans to hire more than 400 workers as it increases production.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles of Elkhart announced Tuesday it would immediately begin hiring about 200 production workers. The company said it expected 200 more jobs would be added by the end of March, bringing its work force to 1,200 employees.

Heartland says orders for its towable recreational vehicles have increased since Oct. 1.

Heartland President Brian Brady says it's expecting a big production year in 2010.

Other RV companies in the Elkhart area have also recently announced hiring plans. Thousands of layoffs in the RV industry since early last year in Elkhart County pushed its unemployment rate to 18.8 percent in March.